It is rare for an Australian dwelling to last for more than a
century and it is even more of a rarity for a small brick cottage to
remain standing one hundred and seventy five years. It is
a testament to the design and building abilities of the Scot
James Sinclair that St Clair Villa still stands today,
albeit greatly enlarged. It is also a testament to the town and
city of Goulburn, its residents, and to its municipal
authorities and historical societies that the Villa has been
retained and nurtured. This book tells the story, in text and
image, of the life and times of St Clair Villa in Goulburn.
Peter Freeman, OAM, is a conservation architect, writer and
illustrator, whose life has been dedicated to documenting the rural
vernacular of Australia, and those significant
places, buildings and people, which have enriched Australia.
This is the sixteenth book in the Freeman collection, which first
1978 with the publication by Rigby of a sketchbook about the
Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.